(The below is taken from the Love your water‘s facebook event page)

As part of our 2017 Love your Water campaign in Christchurch we [Love your water] invite you to join us on Saturday 29 July 2017 for a day of tree planting alongside the Waimakariri River in collaboration with Environment Canterbury who lovingly take care of this special urban stream.

Please register via http://sustainablecoastlines.org/event/waimakariri-river-regional-park-tree-planting-2017/

Meet us at the Waimakariri River Regional Park, at Whites Crossing West Picnic Area, Coutts Island Road

Directions: Exit Main North Road (1) onto Dickey’s Road. Take a right on Coutts Island Road and drive all the way to the end. Take a left at the end and look out for the Sustainable Coastlines flags!
If you have a smart phone, you can google “Whites Crossing West Picnic Area, Coutts Island Road, Christchurch” and go to the downriver end of the area. See map above for exact location.

We’ll be starting from 10.00am and finishing up around 2:00pm. You can stay for as little or as long as you like but we’ll have tea, coffee and juices as well as a BBQ lunch for all participants. To volunteer simply sign-up via our quick registration form.

We provide:

* Trees and planting site
* A planting tutorial
* Gloves
* Spades
* Drinks: Water and juice plus tea and coffee for adults
* Access to toilets
* Health & safety documents
* First aid kits and first aid trained staff
* Photographs

What to bring:

* Sturdy, closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit muddy. This is critical for Health & Safety considerations: those not wearing closed-toe shoes will not be able to participate.
* Warm and waterproof clothes. At least one warm top layer and a rain jacket.
* Sun hat and sunscreen
* Reusable water bottle (filled up and ready to go)
* Your old or unused mobile phone to recycle. As charity partner of the RE:MOBILE phone recycling scheme, donating your old mobile helps us raise critical funds for freshwater restoration.
* Bring a camera (optional). We would love to see your event photos! Use the tag #loveyourwater on social media or email photos to oliver@sustainablecoastlines.org

The key aim of our Love Your Water programme is to inspire others to look after the place they love; improving the quality of our rivers through education, training and hands-on events. We’ll be clearing weeds, mulching and planting native trees to create habitat and shade for native animals, assist in bank stabilisation and soak up nutrient run-off from the land.